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Category Archives: Celebrations
While cruising the aisles of a home decor store for my artist date, the fun beach themed dishes inspired me to host a beach party for my good friend’s birthday. By mid-June, Arizona’s not a place for outdoor parties so I brought the decorations inside.
No party is complete without invitations. I stamped these cute postcard style beauties.
I took my budding ideas where all good party planners go – Pinterest. Time and money helped restrain me from going absolutely crazy and transforming my entire house to a beach look. Time and money also kept me from doing some great, reasonable ideas too. But I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish.
Next up was a creative excursion to Hobby Lobby where I found the perfect (and affordable) plates with a bonus sign to add to my travel themed front room.
We had fun and the birthday girl enjoyed her special day. The decorations were so fun, I decided to leave them up all summer long. I could think of worse things to look at for the rest of the summer. I’d love to hear about your summer celebrations!
Another month down, and April 2016 is in the books. I’m approaching my last big test to complete my CPCU, an insurance designation, and I’m pretty overwhelmed. After my test, I’ll catch up on all those things that are building up while I’ve been studying.
-.2 – Pounds lost in April. My first weight loss this year.
2 – Blog posts, including my heartfelt Leaving Motherhood post.
3 – Books read. including my last CPCU book!
12 – Social events, I was sure a social butterfly last month! There was a couple of girl’s nights out and a couple more where we let boys come too, there was family dinners and even a birthday for a cute little boy.
23 – Workouts this month, one of my goals I’m doing well on.
38 – Photos on Instagram in April.
1301 – Words added to my new project. I’m not doing good at finishing a project, but right now I need to work on whatever story is in my heart.
1044 – Just Wanna Be Me page views, more than twice as many as last month!
64,650 – Pinterest views.
Last month was crazy. Crazy busy. There were some good days, and some really bad days. But life keeps rolling along. Every day is a new opportunity to learn, grow and move forward. Here’s to another month to discover and explore.